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Rex Ryan Has Proven as a Quality Coach, but Time with Jets Has Run out

Few coaches in the NFL are more respected than Rex Ryan. So respected, in fact, that the Jets were afraid of letting him hit the open market last offseason, even after a third-consecutive playoff-less season. With nearly 30 years ofShow More Summary

Jets try a goofy fake play on kickoff return, and it turns out as you'd expect

In someone else's hands, the New York Jets' trick play on a kickoff return might work. Here's what they did: Just before the kickoff, receiver T.J. Graham lay down and hid in the end zone. His green jersey was supposed to blend in with the green paint in the end zone. Show More Summary

Falcons' Continued Failures Reflect on Head Coach and General Manager

Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Detroit Lions served as a microcosm of the Mike Smith-Thomas Dimitroff era for the Atlanta Falcons. Poor game management, a lack of mental toughness and a deteriorating roster have plagued the organization for years. As the Falcons entered this season last year was considered a fluke. Show More Summary

Michael Vick, Percy Harvin, Eric Decker's Post-Week 8 Fantasy Reaction

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was pulled from action Sunday against the Buffalo Bills after completing two of his eight passing attempts for five yards, three interceptions and a passer rating of 0.0. That dismal performance paved...Show More Summary

Seahawks want Russell Wilson to go easy on the endorsements: report

Plenty of perks come your way when you're a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, one of them being endorsement offers for every product under the sun. And when your performance outstrips your paycheck and you're making about one-twentieth...Show More Summary

NFL Picks & Predictions Week 8: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

Last week was a bittersweet one for your boy, the esteemed captain of # TeamDegenerate. I ended up going 10-5 against the spread — raising my overall mark to 11 games over.500 in the process — which I felt great about. However, all five of my losses came on my best bets. Show More Summary

NFL Week 8 Previews: Chip Kelly's Culture Club; Drew Brees Moves on

Riffs, rants, observations and dissenting opinions from the voices in my head: Here's a warped and dented take on this weekend's games, this week featuring extra corporate jargon and Merle Haggard, by request. Note: All times listedShow More Summary

Chip Kelly Says Eagles Got Their Team Pictures Done in Record Time

Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles only have one speed: fast. Everyone knows that Kelly brought his uptempo offense from Oregon to the NFL. But his players have apparently taken it a step further, setting a new record—according to Kelly—for...Show More Summary

Fantasy Football Week 7: Insider Notebook and Preview

Tom Brady is like The Godfather of fantasy football in more ways than one. Just when you thought he was out, he pulls you back in. Brady proved he wasn't finished as a starting quarterback of late, even putting up fantasy MVP numbers of 361 yards and four touchdowns Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Show More Summary

Doug Baldwin Gets Heated During and After Seahawks' Loss to Cowboys

Doug Baldwin cannot metabolize defeat. It’s not in his character. The Seahawks' most fiery wide receiver could scarcely contain himself Sunday as Seattle fell 30-23 at home to a resurgent Dallas Cowboys team. After blocking a punt to...Show More Summary

With Big Win at Seattle, the New Tony Romo Continues to Bury the Old Tony Romo

Go back in time…count the number of times Tony Romo has been called overrated. A loser. A choker. A big-time choker. A choker who chokes when the choking gets good. Romo will never win a big game. That's been said. Probably by me. Likely by many. Show More Summary

NFL Week 6 Picks: Seahawks Triplets, Bengals Psychology, Terrible Kickers

Riffs, rants, observations and dissenting opinions from the voices in my head: Here's a warped and dented take on this weekend's games, this week featuring ruminations on the 1990s Cowboys and a really long segment about terrible kickers. Note:...Show More Summary

Fantasy Football Week 6 Rankings: Projections for Players with Matchups We Love

Occasionally when I'm writing this weekly rankings article, I suddenly hear Jon Stewart in my head, reprising his role from Half Baked. But instead of asking me if I've ever seen the back of a $20 bill on—well, you know the quote—he's...Show More Summary

I'm the (marked) man: Colin Kaepernick fined $10,000 for headphones

Your browser does not support iframes. Beats by Dre produces high-end headphones, but they're probably not worth the $10,000 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick paid to wear them last week. The NFL, which just fined Denver...Show More Summary

Cam Newton Is Blocking Linebackers, Silencing Critics and Shredding Labels

If you still have Cam Newton labeled, pigeon-holed, crammed into a one-size-fits-all mold and filed away in your cabinet of quarterback stereotypes, then you must not have seen The Block. Here's The Block. It happened midway through the second quarter against the Bears. Show More Summary

I'm the (marked) man: Colin Kaepernick fined $10,000 for headphones

Beats by Dre produces high-end headphones, but they're probably not worth the $10,000 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick paid to wear them last week. The NFL, which just fined Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas andShow More Summary

Daughter of newest NFL owner Terry Pegula learns via text: 'We own Bills'

Ah, to be a billionaire natural gas tycoon's daughter. Wake up, head to your tennis lesson in sunny Boca Raton, Fla., check for any text messages and — wait, what's that, dad just bought an NFL franchise? That appears to be how new Buffalo...Show More Summary

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